Liz Truss: UK agriculture leads way on quality and innovation
THREE weeks ago I, like thousands of others, took to the streets of Addingham to experience the excitement of the Grand Départ. As well as the high drama of the cycling, the event was a fantastic showcase for Yorkshire and everything it has to offer. Whether it’s the splendid landscapes, the world-famous foods – Wensleydale Cheese and Forced Rhubarb are two of its protected food names – or the Michelin-starred restaurants, they’re all underpinned by the county’s proud heritage of food and farming. That said, this isn’t a county resting on the laurels of its agricultural past – it’s also at the forefront of some of the most advanced research and development. 1

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